Morning Report for May 1, 2015

* “They [the family] asked us to retain that word in Stella’s obituary, because it’s what she would have wanted,” says Wilkes-Barre Times Leader executive editor George Spohr. (
* Go the extra mile, and other bits of advice that Margaret Sullivan gives to her journalism students. (
* Elizabeth Warren as clickbait. (
* “I never wanted to do news you can use – that was not my objective,” says Barry Newman, retired Wall Street Journal “King of the A-Heds.” ( | (
pot* Facebook boots Crain’s New York over a story about medical marijuana. “Fortunately for Crain’s, our account was disabled for less than a day,” writes Matthew Flamm. (
* Kevin Delaney: Enough with 800-word stories! ( | The piece on killing the 800-word article is 802 words long. (@dankennedy_nu)
* Women aren’t allowed to be as angry as men on cable news shows, says Mika Brzezinski. (
* Claim: Brian Williams knows he’s finished. (
* Barry Diller was paid $3.7 million in 2014 – down from $4 million a year earlier. (
* New York is doing fine as a biweekly publication. (
* New York Times reports print/digital circulation growth in the first quarter. (
* JOBS: is looking for a personal finance reporter, or work in Indiana as a marketing/communications director. (Romenesko Jobs)
* With local TV news, “there’s not as much concern about maintaining gender and racial balance among the anchors.” (
* A Cleveland TV station sends a dead mouse to its landlord. (
* The editor and faculty adviser of Northern Michigan University’s newspaper sue over alleged intimidation by the paper’s board. (
* Indianapolis Star’s Marisa Kwiatkowski receives the 2015 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. (